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Work/Life Current Workshops

Be Well at Work - Work/Life program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to parenting and finances . They are presented by professionals with specialized knowledge.


UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, Visiting Scholars, and Postdocs:

  1. Click on the “enroll here” hyperlink to take you to the UCB Learning Center.
  2. Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
  3. Click "Submit."

LBNL Employees:

  1. Please call 510-643-7754 to register.

Spring 2020 Parenting Workshops

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave

Thursday, 3/12; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center

Speakers: Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant
Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

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Nurturing Your Children's Relationship to the Natural World

Wednesday, 4/1; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Mary Roscoe, Children in Nature Collaborative

The health of our children and the health of the earth are intertwined. In some respects, depression and grief about climate change is a healthy response. Rather than avoiding this grief, we can restore and help heal the ‘habitat of our heart’ by developing a space of connection and compassion for the living world as an antidote to crisis. From that place, and our own passion, we can contribute to our cultural change and the larger movement – changing how we live, how we think, and who we are.

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Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School

Thursday, 4/2; 1 pm  - 4:15 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please note: Students and all others unable to use the UCB Learning Center to enroll, please enroll by calling Be Well at Work – Wellness Program at (510) 643-4646.
Go to the Breastfeeding Support Program page to learn more about breast pumps sold at our cost plus tax, lactation rooms on campus, and additional resources.

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Services for Children with Developmental Delays, Special Health Care Needs, and Disabilities

Thursday, 4/16; 12:10 - 2 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Eileen Crumm, Family Resource Navigators

Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you looking for supports and services? This interactive session will provide an overview of the different service systems (and how to access them) that serve children in Berkeley and in Alameda County.

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Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave

Wednesday, 6/3; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speakers: Leslie Bell, Ph.D, Employee Assistance, Mary Kelly, Disability Management, Karen Patchell, Be Well at Work

The transition back to work after baby bonding for both birth and non-birth parents can feel overwhelming. It can be filled with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations, while discovering new work/life integration.

Join us for this panel workshop focused on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, benefits and accommodations available to working parents on campus, and self-care resources to help ease the physical and mental pressure associated with the return to work.

The panel will consist of faculty/staff health program specialists, and UC staff members who have returned to campus following baby bonding leave.

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Spring 2020 Financial Workshops

Socially Responsible Investing for Retirement

Thursday, 2/13; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Linda Moran, Bank of the West

Whether you are early in your retirement planning, or near to retirement itself, this workshop will review trends in socially responsible investing and how you can incorporate them into your retirement portfolio based on your specific needs.

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**CANCELLED** Credit Cards, Home Loans, and Home Equity Lines: The Basics

Thursday, 4/23;  12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Gustavo Guzman, Bank of the West

Learn the basics when it comes to Credit Cards, Home Loans, and Home Equity Lines of Credit.
We will discuss credit score, loan-to-value and debt-to-income ratio considerations. These are what lenders are looking for when you apply for a loan and we will help you hone in on these so you can get the best rates available.

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Guide to Investing in the UC Retirement Program **Live Webinar**

Thursday, April 23rd; 2 pm - 3 pm   
Speaker: Leticia Clough, Fidelity

How to build an investment strategy based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level, and the investment options available through UC's 403(b), 457(b) and DC plans.

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Basics of How and When to Claim Social Security**Live Webinar**

Tuesday, April 28th; 2 pm - 3 pm   
Speaker: Leticia Clough, Fidelity

How Social Security works and things to consider when deciding when and how to claim your benefit. Tools and resources available to help you look at different options and make the most of your benefit.

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Maximizing Social Security in Retirement **Updated Date for Live Webinar**

Thursday, April 29th; 2 pm - 3 pm   
Speaker: Laura Crymble, Fidelity

Join us for this workshop which will review how Social Security works and ways to maximize your benefits under different scenarios and priorities.

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